What does annihilate mean?

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əˈnaɪ əˌleɪtan·ni·hi·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off(verb)

    kill in large numbers

    "the plague wiped out an entire population"

Wiktionary

  1. annihilate(Verb)

    To reduce to nothing, to destroy, to eradicate.

    Etymology: From annihilo, from ad + nihil.

  2. annihilate(Verb)

    To treat as worthless, to vilify.

    Etymology: From annihilo, from ad + nihil.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Annihilate(verb)

    to reduce to nothing or nonexistence; to destroy the existence of; to cause to cease to be

    Etymology: [L. annihilare; ad + nihilum, nihil, nothing, ne hilum (filum) not a thread, nothing at all. Cf. File, a row.]

  2. Annihilate(verb)

    to destroy the form or peculiar distinctive properties of, so that the specific thing no longer exists; as, to annihilate a forest by cutting down the trees

    Etymology: [L. annihilare; ad + nihilum, nihil, nothing, ne hilum (filum) not a thread, nothing at all. Cf. File, a row.]

  3. Annihilate(verb)

    to destroy or eradicate, as a property or attribute of a thing; to make of no effect; to destroy the force, etc., of; as, to annihilate an argument, law, rights, goodness

    Etymology: [L. annihilare; ad + nihilum, nihil, nothing, ne hilum (filum) not a thread, nothing at all. Cf. File, a row.]

  4. Annihilate(adj)

    annihilated

    Etymology: [L. annihilare; ad + nihilum, nihil, nothing, ne hilum (filum) not a thread, nothing at all. Cf. File, a row.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Annihilate

    an-nī′hil-āt, v.t. to reduce to nothing: to put out of existence: to render null and void, to abrogate.—ns. Annihilā′tion, state of being reduced to nothing: act of destroying: (theol.) the destruction of soul as well as body; Annihilā′tionism, the belief that the soul dies with the body.—adj. Annihilā′tive.—n. Annihilā′tor, one who annihilates. [L. annihilatus, annihilāre; ad, to, nihil, nothing.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. annihilate

    To reduce to nothing; to destroy the existence of; to cause or cease to be; as, the army was annihilated.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of annihilate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of annihilate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of annihilate in a Sentence

  1. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We are operating - not just if needed, we are operating in many areas against a state that wants to annihilate us. Of course I gave the security forces a free hand and instructed them to do anything necessary to thwart Iran's plans.

  2. The North military:

    The revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK holding tightly the arms to annihilate the enemies with towering hatred for them are waiting for the dignified Supreme Command to issue an order to launch a preemptive strike of justice.

  3. Devlet Bahceli:

    There will be no peace in Turkey until Assad is brought down from his throne. Turkey must start plans to enter Damascus now, and annihilate the cruel ones.

  4. Mariana Fulger:

    We need the nature so we can be, we have plenty to learn from it. In our ignorance we continuously try to annihilate it so we can have more existence…

  5. Maria Montessori:

    What is a scientist? We give the name scientist to the type of man who has felt experiment to be a means guiding him to search out the deep truth of life, to lift a veil from its fascinating secrets, and who, in this pursuit, has felt arising within him a love for the mysteries of nature, so passionate as to annihilate the thought of himself.

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